Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery

Watcombe Childrens Centre, Moor Lane, Torquay TQ2 8NU

Owner: WPS Childrens Centre CIC

Person in charge: Mary Gay (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Torbay Council

Number of Staff: 22

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 45

Age Range: from 0 years 5 months to 8 years 0 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1800

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Please view our website for up to date fees

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Reviews

8 Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery has a Review Score of 8 (8.028)

The Review Score of 8 (maximum of 10) for Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.9 out of 5 from 12 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 3.1 out of 5 from 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.917 for Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (134 Excellents x 5) + (8 Goods x 4) + (2 Satisfactorys x 3) ) ÷ 144 Ratings = 4.917

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    The 3.111 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery is based on 1 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 = 3

    2. Target of 9 positive Reviews (45 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 1 Reviews ÷ 9 Target = 0.111

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.


Average Ratings

  • Excellent
    12
  • Good
    0
  • Satisfactory
    0
  • Poor
    0
  • Very Poor
    0
  • Don't Know
    0

How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery?

  • Extremely LIKELY
    12
  • Likely
    0
  • Don't know
    0
  • Neither Unlikely or Likely
    0
  • Unlikely
    0
  • Extremely UNLIKELY
    0

Reviewer Connection to Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    11
  • Father of Child
    1

My daughter has been attending Watcombe nursery for 4 months now, I was really nervous about my daughter starting nursery not for herself but for me but I found the nursery incredibly friendly but professional, on our first visit to view the nursery my daughter went straight in to play no questions asked and within a week of her joining, myself and my husband noticed a huge difference in her (good change) using manners and her speech became better to. I am so happy to have found this nursery for my daughter, I heard some amazing reviews about Watcombe and had to try it and since joining I have highly recommended Watcombe. My daughter is incredibly happy there and loves attending her nursery 4 days a week, she is thriving and I couldn't thank the nursery enough, the girls are incredibly friendly and kind. I could not recommend this place enough! Excellent facilities, my daughter is always learning new stuff! Thank you all for your hard work!

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

2nd Nursery for my child and very different from the previous. I guess its a good sign your child has fun if they do not want to come home. Activities are stimulating and fun without forceful education. A messy child demonstration, a day of activity, enjoyment and learning whilst having fun participating in play that may not take place at home! 'Mud castles!' 'We love you nursery!!'
All the staff are approachable including Management when/if a concern or query arise. The nursery will work with you and strengthen any home implemented care decisions. (Potty training/dummy restrictions) I need full time care for my child and I know I can work easy and with peace of mind my little one is in good hands in a happy and safe environment that they enjoy being part of.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.6 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Good

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Good

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Good

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

All of the staff are amazing, my little boy loves them and talks about them all of the time!
He's really thrived since he's been attending this nursery and I feel confident and comfortable with his progress.
I couldn't ask for a better experience for my little boy.......thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Good

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

I am so happy to bring my daughter to this nursery. It's one of the best that I've been in. She has come away with new and exciting things that she's done and had great staff to help her along the way too.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

When I moved to Torquay, I looked round all the registered nurseries in Torquay. Watcombe was the only one I was happy to leave my child in. Clean, happy environment with staff beyond belief with compassion for my child's welfare. Even down to the office staff, they have all been fantastic parts of my child's upbringing. I am now registering my baby to start at this nursery. My eldest is now 4 and I will be sad for him to leave behind this amazing nursery. Not once have I been unsatisfied with the level of care given to my child. He loves all the staff, and is always excited to see everyone. The garden is amazing, so much outdoor space for the children to enjoy too. A massive thank you to all at Watcombe children's centre for making it so much easier to go to work knowing my son is happy, and enjoying himself with new activities.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

Both my children have attended Watcombe nursery since 2009 , I wouldn't dream of sending them anywhere else , I have always felt confident in the overall quality and high standards, the staff have always been amazing, kind, friendly, compassionate and professional and my children have both enjoyed and looked forward to their days at nursery .

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

We have nothing but good things to say about this nursery. My son loves it and he is progressing everyday. The staff are all lovely and very helpful too. I would highly recommend Watcombe nursery to anyone.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

All three of my children have attended this nursery and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

The activities created for the children, the staff that carry out these activities and the outdoor space they are able to utilise, is amazing. All three of my children have absolutely thrived here

This nursery has/does provided a fantastic foundation for my children moving into preschool etc and has given them the confidence to thrive in other social environments

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I love this nursery. This is my second child to attend this nursery. My daughter of 1 years old currently attends 2.5 days and she loves it. The staff are so friendly and co-operating. I always feel really informed about the day and my daughter is always so happy when i pick her up.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.9 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Good

Very friendly staff, our son is taken care of well everytime he goes there. Lots of Fun and activities for all ages. We would recommend it to any family. After each session the staff reviews with the parent what your child did what they ate etc...

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

My son has attended Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery since September 2015. When he first started he was painfully shy and his verbal communication was very poor. However the team at Watcombe have worked miracles with him, he is happy, confident, outgoing and his communication skills are now excellent. The best thing about Watcombe Nursery is they work around my sons interests and develop his skills based on what he enjoys doing. They cater meals to his dislikes (of which there are many!). The outdoor space is amazing and the staff even more so. My son looks forward to going to nursery every day. I cannot recommend Watcombe Nursery highly enough, I'm so sad he is leaving this year to go to primary. He has had such an amazing 2 years.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 5 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Excellent

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Excellent

I am very pleased with the level of care that is provided for my daughter, the staff are professional, kind and friendly. It is a small contained area filled with many fun activities, perfect for my under 2 to learn and play.

How likely would you be to recommend Watcombe Children's Centre Nursery? Extremely Likely

Average Rating: 

 4.8 out of 5

Overall Standard: Excellent

Facilities / Outside Space: Good

Learning: Excellent

Resources / Equipment / ICT: Excellent

Care: Excellent

Activities: Excellent

Staff: Excellent

Food / Nutrition: Excellent

Management: Excellent

Cleanliness: Excellent

Safeguarding: Excellent

Value for Money: Satisfactory

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